Arx Fatalis

full version taken from cd attached to magazine named 'Score'

on cd is also patch to version 1.17 or 1.0.0 version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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What works

The game runs fairly well perfomance-wise

Graphics are glitch free

Can load saved games

Sound works

Everything interface and control related works, except for a huge problem with the camera(see below)

What does not

Can't turn around 360°, only about 180° (which makes the game unplayable)

Menu is VERY slow

Perfomance takes some hitches, not as smooth as in Windows.

Intro clip (had to remove it manually)


What was not tested

Installation (installed at windows, copied registry key over)
Loading games

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

First, I installed this at Windows XP, and had to patch to 1.17 (1.18 was buggy). It would ask me to reinstall the game while trying to run wine; I suspected it had something to do with registry keys, so I copied over the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Arkane Studios\Installed Apps\Arx Fatalis] key and changed the folder value to point to the correct one (In my case C:\Program Files\ArxFatalis). Also had to remove the movie clip in misc folder, or else the game wouldn't run. Now, the menu is really slow (because of cursor trail, maybe?), but my saved game loaded fine. The game wasn't as smooth as in windows, some hitches here and there, but the graphics were glitch free AFAIK; the huge problem, that makes it basically unplayable, is that you can't turn around completely. THe turning stops at about the range of the mouse cursor, so I suspect the problem relies there.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Apr 27 20121.4Yes Yes SilverakI* 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20121.3.37Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxMay 09 20101.1.44Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 14 20091.1.29Yes Yes PlatinumAlexander Minges 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
5002 wine crashes while installing game Arx Fatalis CLOSED FIXED View
5011 game Arx Fatalis doesn't install correctly CLOSED FIXED View
6633 Need DIB engine - Abnormal slowness in Arx Fatalis CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
7065 Get SecuROM copy-protection working CLOSED FIXED View
13580 ARX Fatalis crashes CLOSED FIXED View
19642 Arx Fatalis : page fault on read access while loading CLOSED FIXED View
27263 Broken depth test for translucent surfaces in Arx Fatalis (d3d 7 game) CLOSED FIXED View
27679 Arx Fatalis does not play intro movie (video: indeo 5.0) CLOSED FIXED View
30328 Arx Fatalis: portrait missing on the character creation screen CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
43654 Arx Fatalis: Candlelight / Porch light leaks through the walls CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Arx libertatis to run this game natively on Linux is now aviable


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Fix to the
by Rief on Sunday August 30th 2009, 10:03
With wine 1.1.27 you can fix the bug of mouse escaping adding a new string in the register. Open regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine, make a new key named "DirectInput" and n this key make a new string named "MouseWarpOverride" with value "force". Tested with both fullscreen and windowed modes with Arx Fatalis 1.18.